Community-Oriented Primary Care: A Path to Community Development
Although community devel- | H. Jack Geiger, MD, MSciHyg opment and social change are not explicit goals of community- oriented primary care (COPC), they are implicit in COPC’s emphasis on community organization and local participation with health professionals in the assessment of health problems. These goals are also implicit in the shared understanding of health problems’ social, physical, and economic causes and in the design of COPC interventions. In the mid-1960s, a community health cen
Cultural Relevancy of a Diabetes Prevention Nutrition Program for African American Women
Diabetes among African American women is a pressing health concern, yet there are few evaluated culturally relevant prevention programs for this population. This article describes a case study of the Eat Well Live Well Nutrition Program, a community-based, culturally specific diabetes prevention nutrition program for African American women. The stages of change theory and principles from community organization guided the development of the program. Health education strategies, including particip
A methodological note on modeling the effects of race: the case of psychological distress
Psychological distress is an important indicator of the mental well-being of the population. Findings regarding racial differences in distress are inconclusive but may represent an important pathway through which disparities exist across a number of physical health outcomes. We used data from the 1994 Minority Health Survey, a nationally representative multiracial/ethnic sample of adults in US households, to examine racial/ethnic differences in psychological distress (n = 3623). Our primary stud
Can Public Health Researchers and Agencies Reconcile the Push From Funding Bodies and the Pull From
Responding to growing impatience with the limited application of research findings to health practices and policies, both funding bodies and communities are demanding that research show greater sensitivity to communities’ perceptions, needs, and unique circumstances. One way to assure this is to employ participatory research—to engage communities at least in formulating research questions and interpreting and applying research findings and possibly also in selecting methods and analyzing dat
Very Low Birthweight in African American Infants: The Role of Maternal Exposure to Interpersonal Rac
Objectives. We determined whether African American women’s lifetime exposure to interpersonal racial discrimination is associated with pregnancy outcomes. Methods. We performed a case–control study among 104 African American women who delivered very low birthweight (<1500 g) preterm (<37 weeks) infants and 208 African American women who delivered non–low-birthweight (>2500g) term infants in Chicago, Ill. Results. The unadjusted and adjusted odds ratio of very low birthweight infants for
This webinar was presented on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Dr. Alice Gardner. Dr. Gardner discusses select pharmacogenomic effects in patients with asthma.
Barcoding Life to Conserve Biological Diversity: Beyond the Taxonomic Imperative
Barcoding Life to Conserve Biological Diversity: Beyond the Taxonomic Imperative
Modeling of rollover protective structure and falling object protective structure tests on a composi
Machines have become indispensable as part of our day today lives. They have made a stand in various fields like agriculture, construction, mining, materials handling, excavating and general use in industries. Skid Steer loader is one such machine which has the ability to fit into all of these categories. Skid steer loaders are known the world over for versatility and maneuverability. These are agile machines which have become a part of most industries. Their ability of having various attachment
Synthesis of neutral anion receptor 5,10-bis-(2-(4-fluorophenyl)phenylurea)-15,20-diphenylporphyrin
Binding studies were performed with a bisurea-picket porphyrin host receptor (a,a)-5,10- Bis-(2-(4-fuorophenyl)phenylurea)-15,20-diphenylporphyrin (1a) and TBA salts as its guest. Previously our group reported1 on the binding studies of tetrakis-urea-picket porphyrin (a,a,a,a)-5,10,15,20-tetrakis-(2-(4-fuorophenyl)phenylurea)porphyrin (3) and tris-urea-picket porphyrin (a,a,a)-5,10,15-tri(2-(4-fuorophenyl)phenylurea)-20-phenylporphyrin (2) using polar solvent, DMSO, where a strong binding prefer
Time division duplex-wideband code division multiplex (TDD-WCDMA)
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) has been used in cellular communications area, e.g., in the second generation mobile phones since early 1990’s. Wideband CDMA (WCDMA) is a newer and faster radio technology used in the third generation mobile phones. A Frequency Division Duplexing WCDMA (FDD-WCDMA) has already been employed. In the FDD mode WCDMA, the system uses different frequency bands for the Uplink and Downlink communications. In the Time Division Duplexing WCDMA (TDD-WCDMA) mode, the
Crack detection in a three dimensional body
We propose a method of analyzing a crack in a three dimensional body. We treat the problem as an inverse problem and apply Green’s Theorem, Trace Theorem, and the Fredholm Alternative. We model the problem using Helmholtz equation.,Thesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, Mathematics and Statistics.,"May 2006.",Includes bibliographic references (leaves 10-11)
Prediction of crack growth in aircraft engine bleed air ducts using finite element and crack growth
The bleed air system in an aircraft engine is one of the most important systems for flight operation and is the heart of the aircraft engine pneumatic system. It consists of ducts and components that supply high pressure bleed air from the engine compressor to the other systems. The functioning of bleed air system plays a vital role in flight safety, ground operations, and coordination with other existing systems  including fuel system, lubrication system, ignition system, and anti-ice system
Preparing for Your First Semester of Law School Guests: Professors Ron Brown and Joe Grohman, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center Topic: Study Techniques for 1Ls from Two 1L Professors Running Time: 24:33 Click here to download the mp3 file:GrohmanBrown1L_advice.mp3 Profe
Guests: Professors Ron Brown and Joe Grohman, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
Topic: Study Techniques for 1Ls from Two 1L Professors
Running Time: 24:33
Click here to download the mp3 file:GrohmanBrown1L_advice.mp3
Legislative and Presidential Politics
Democracy entails a complicated process of dynamic interactions between diverse actors pursuing often-conflicting interests. Politics in a democratic system is thus naturally messy, complicated, and confusing. This is exemplified most clearly by the two national institutions, i.e., legislature and the Presidency.
Authors@Google: Kevin Kelly
What Technology Wants Kevin Kelly will be speaking about his latest book, "What Technology Wants." This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not just a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." Kelly uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course,
Pearl Earrings in Silver Metal Setting
Clip-on pearl earrings in silver metal settings which are encrusted with sparkling stones. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Fairy Liquid Container
Washing-up liquid bottle in white plastic, printed in red and green, with red top. Marked 'Z32' and '449M'. Date: 1980 - 1989 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Practitioner Research in Higher Education: an online source peer reviewed journal
This resource is an online open-access journal. "Practitioner Research in Higher Education" publishes two types of contributions; that is, practitioner research papers and articles that focus on evaluation of practice. It also welcomes contributions in the form of reviews and responses to published articles. The journal's maiden publication was in 2007 and four volumes have been published so far. It is peer-reviewed and the editors are based in the University of Cumbria.
Forensic Computing Concepts - Digital Watermarking
Video lecture from a series on Forensic Computing Concepts delivered by Bob Shaw and Hatem Tammam. Running time approximately 43 minutes.